Non-profit

2050 Kids

Website:

2050kids.org

Location:

SAUSALITO, CA

Tax ID:

47-4035218

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $101,920
Expenses: $31,627
Assets: $70,293

Formation:

2015 in Sausalito, California

Founder:

Deborah Phelan

Program Manager:

Sydney Skov

Also Stylized:

2050kids

2050 Kids (sometimes styled 2050kids) is an environmentalist advocacy group aligned with various left-of-center organizations.  It admits to demanding a “radical” shift in global environmental focus.[1]

Organizational Overview

2050 Kids focuses on the year 2050, making dire predictions based on climate change.  Among other alarmist claims, the group argues “billions of people risk displacement” and “over 1/3 of all plant and animal species face extinction.”[2]

In addition to environmental activism, 2050 Kids attempts to connect climate change policy to poverty and inequality, endorsing a number of development proposals adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.[3]

Funding

The most recent available tax filings by 2050 Kids showed revenue of $101,920 and expenditures of $31,627.[4] The end-of-year fund balance for 2015 was therefore $70,293.[5]

Professional fees and other payments to independent contractors accounted for $11,842 of the organization’s expenditures.[6]

People

Founder

The founder and chairman of the board is Deborah Phelan.[7] In addition to founding 2050 Kids, she has been involved with numerous environmentalist advocacy groups, including Millenaire: The Third Millennium Education Project, FluidArts, the WiserEarth Advisory Board, CGIAR’s Global Landscape Forum, the Post Carbon Institute, the Earth Island Institute, and the Society of Environmental Journalists.[8]

Other Staff

Lizzy Leighty serves as the treasurer of 2050 Kids.[9] In addition, she works for San Francisco based Community Initiatives, which provides services to some of the Bay Area’s most left-wing organizations.[10] Sean Adams serves as secretary.[11] Gregory Serandos serves as a board member.[12]

In addition to her role as program manager for 2050 Kids, Sydney Skov has been involved in global development issues. After earning her M.A. in Sustainable International Development, she served as a Boren Fellow in Kolkata, India, where she worked for a non-profit “using dance therapy as rehabilitation.”[13] While in India, she built the Free Body Project to support organizations “using dance as a resource for social justice through film and community.”[14]

Alex Leader serves as the organization’s program associate.  Prior to taking his current role, he worked with other left-leaning non-governmental organizations such as Interactive Activism, Oxfam America, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the World Affairs Council.[15]

James Greyson is an advisor to 2050 Kids and is involved with several other left-wing environmental groups. He is founder and head of BlindSpot Think Tank, a research fellow at Earth Systems Governance, and associate at MIT Climate CoLab.[16]

References

  1. “2050kids.” 2050kids. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/.
  2. “The Need For Urgent Action.” 2050kids. November 18, 2015. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/why-the-urgency/.
  3. “Our Mission.” 2050kids. September 11, 2016. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-mission/.
  4. 2050Kids Inc., Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2015, Part I Lines 1 and 17.
  5. 2050Kids Inc., Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2015, Part I Line 21.
  6. 2050Kids Inc., Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2015, Part I Line 13.
  7. “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
  8. “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
  9. “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
  10. “Fiscally Sponsored Projects.” Community Initiatives. June 29, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. http://communityin.org/our-projects/support-a-project/.
  11. [1] “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
  12. [1] “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
  13. [1] “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
  14. “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
  15. [1] “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
  16. [1] “Our Team.” 2050kids. June 01, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018. https://2050kids.org/our-team/.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: July 1, 2015

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form 990EZ $101,920 $31,627 $70,293 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    2050 Kids

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